The OPTIONS Care Management Program
Funded primarily by the Pennsylvania Aging Block Grant, OPTIONS is a program that allows individuals to receive services and support in their home. The individual must meet the following criteria for the program be age 60 or older, be a Pennsylvania resident, and be a US citizen (or lawful permanent resident). Either financially or clinically ineligible for Medical Assistance Long Term Services and Support, the individuals also must be experiencing some frailty (physical or mental) that is impacting their daily functioning.
Once an individual agrees, one of the highly skilled BCAAA Care Managers will conduct an in-depth assessment of the person’s physical and cognitive abilities, as well as that person’s available human and financial resources. If eligible, the BCAAA Care Managers will develop an individualized care plan based on any unmet needs found during the assessment, taking into consideration the individual’s resources. The care manager will then arrange for services; some of the services available through the OPTIONS program include:
- Home Delivered Meals
- Adult Day Services, also known as Social Day Care
- Personal Care Services or Home support
- Personal Emergency Response Systems
- Medical Equipment, Supplies, Assistive/ Adaptive Devices (not paid for through your health insurance)
While some services and supports contained in the Care Plan are free of charge, the individual must provide documentation of his/her finances in order for the BCAAA to determine cost share; the individuals cost share in the program is based on the previous year’s income for individual and their spouse (if applicable).
If you have a need for assistance, or know someone who does, contact the AAA at 267-880-5700.